Closures Force Texas Abortion Center Staff, Patients To Reassess Options
The decision last week by a federal appeals court closed many of the remaining abortion clinics in Texas and left some women scrambling for services.
The New York Times: Texas Women Forced To Reassess After New Ruling On Abortions
The day after a federal appeals court allowed stringent new abortion restrictions to take effect in Texas, patients arrived on Friday at Whole Woman’s Health here in the Rio Grande Valley to find that they must travel 240 miles north to San Antonio to find one of the eight legal abortion clinics now in operation. ... For the staff as well as the patients, some of whom waited as long as four hours as they tried to arrange appointments elsewhere, it was an upsetting day of counseling and reassessment (Tillman and Eckholm, 10/3).
The Associated Press: Tough Texas Abortion Law May Head To Supreme Court
Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting "a showdown" at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas' abortion clinics (Crary and Llorca, 10/3).